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Stem cells from teeth can make brain-like cells
News   May 02, 2014

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that stem cells taken from teeth can grow to resemble brain cells, suggesting they could one day be used in the brain as a therapy for stroke.

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Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement
News   May 02, 2014

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The first is a group of excitatory interneurons that are needed to make accurate and precise movements; the second is a group of inhibitory interneurons necessary for achieving smooth movement of the limbs.

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Cognitive & brain reserves have long-term protective effect against cognitive decline in MS, researchers find
News   May 01, 2014

Study confirms prior research and shows that effects persist for years Multiple sclerosis researchers have found that brain reserve and cognitive reserve confer a long-term protective effect against cognitive decline.

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A fast-acting antidepressant appears within reach
News   May 01, 2014

Study in mice presented at Experimental Biology 2014 suggests drug could bring new benefits in treating depression by lifting mood within hours, plus offer sustained effectiveness For someone with depression in the midst of a crisis, there is no time to waste.

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MRI shows disrupted connections in the brains of young people with ADHD
News   May 01, 2014

A new study has found that children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have disrupted connections between different areas of the brain that are evident on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI).

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MRI-Guided Biopsy for Brain Cancer Improves Diagnosis
News   May 01, 2014

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Heath System have, for the first time, combined real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with novel non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy approach that increases the accuracy of diagnosis for patients with brain cancer.

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New study indicates babies recognise real-life objects from pictures as early as nine months
News   Apr 30, 2014

Babies begin to learn about the connection between pictures and real objects by the time they are nine-months-old, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of South Carolina.

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Study confirms an increased prevalence of GI symptoms among children with autism
News   Apr 30, 2014

Findings corroborate anecdotal reports and case studies A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and diarrhea than peers, and complain twice as much about abdominal pain compared to peers.

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Trio of studies presented at AAN on promise of statins, estrogen & telemedicine for Parkinson's disease
News   Apr 30, 2014

A trio of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate new approaches to understanding, treating and potentially staving off Parkinson's disease (PD).

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You took the words right out of my brain: New Research Shows Brain’s Predictive Nature When Listening to Others
News   Apr 30, 2014

Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides fresh evidence on the brain’s role in communication.

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